Education Technology Isn't Helping

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Early results from a study of schools going high-tech show it hasn't yet led to higher math and reading scores.

The study on the effectiveness of education technology was released late yesterday by a research arm of the Education Department. Researchers looked at elementary and secondary classes in 132 schools.

The study finds that student achievement in reading and math was no better in the high-tech classrooms than ones without the new products.

Still, most teachers responding to the study say they would use reading and math software again. The next phase of the research is to see if the products have more of an impact once teachers have more experience with them.

The report was based on schools and teachers not using the products in the previous school year.

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  • by Loreen Location: Belvidere on Sep 18, 2007 at 03:08 PM
    As a former teacher, I think that the principal at Jefferson should have more than his credentials investigated. How about his integrity. No teacher, let alone an administrator, has the right to change grades. Cheating is cheating. What an awful message to send impressionable high school students. If one doesn't get caught it's OK !! I don't think so !! I would like to know how those students that actually made the grades by hard work feel about all of this. He is an enabler for those students that don't want to work for their grades.
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